Fundementals of neurophysiology and neuropsychology in motor control and motor learning

LIEPR1024  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Fundementals of neurophysiology and neuropsychology in motor control and motor learning
5.0 credits
45.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Missal Marcus ; Jankovski Aleksandar (compensates Missal Marcus) ; Duque Julie (coordinator) ;
Language
Français
Main themes
- Introduction to the most important techniques in Neurosciences: recordings, reversible lesions, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional brain imaging' - Receptors and transduction mechanisms - Central processing of sensory informations: vision, tactile, pain, proprioception and balance. - Motor control: spinal reflexes, muscle tone, posture, corticospinal system, motor cortical areas, basal ganglia, cerebellum, voluntary movements, locomotion, motor coordination' - Sensori-motor integration; role of the posterior parietal cortex in movement control. - Distinct forms of learning and memory.
Aims
- To study the normal function of the sensory systems, especially the visual and somatosensory systems. - To study the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for controlling movements, from the simple reflexes to the most sophisticated voluntary hand movements. - To investigate the neural basis of learning and memory. - To provide the basic knowledge for further advanced Neuroscience courses.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

- Introduction to the most important techniques in Neurosciences: recordings, reversible lesions, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional brain imaging - Receptors and transduction mechanisms - Central processing of sensory informations: vision, tactile, pain, proprioception and balance. - Motor control: spinal reflexes, muscle tone, posture, corticospinal system, motor cortical areas, basal ganglia, cerebellum, voluntary movements, locomotion, motor coordination - Sensori-motor integration; role of the posterior parietal cortex in movement control. - Distinct forms of learning and memory.

Teaching methods

Lectures.

Evaluation methods

Multiple-choice test.

Other information
Rating: Review written or oral and / or elements of continuous assessment Support: Syllabus and / or book (s) Framing: Holder (s)
Online resources

Lectures available on Moodle:

https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=5603

Bibliography
  • https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=5603

Neurosciences, Purves et al. Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur.

Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Bachelor in Motor skills : General

Minor in Engineering Sciences : biomedical
5
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Bachelor in Engineering